Advice for RCN members on taking their breaks at work, including information on the employer's responsibility and why it is important to take breaks.
This A4 poster explains the importance of nursing staff taking their breaks. It is part of the RCN Healthy Workplace, Healthy You campaign.
This resource encourages health and social care managers to ensure that nursing staff are taking their at-work breaks, are well hydrated and have access to nutritional food. It outlines the case for making improvements and the legal responsibilities of employing organisations, and provides tips and case studies to support the implementation of improvements. The document is supported by a short guide for nursing staff and posters to encourage nursing staff to self-care and take steps to rest, rehydrate and refuel.
This poster encourages nursing staff to check their urine for signs of hydration.
The RCN has launched a UK-wide survey of its members on the principle of removing criminal sanctions from termination of pregnancy. This is commonly known as decriminalisation of abortion. This briefing paper provides some background to the debate around decriminalisation and will help you to answer the survey.
Following two reports from the RCN last year,we asked frontline we asked frontline nursing staff how the 40,000 shortfall in health and care affects their day-to-day care of patients. With those powerful testimonies still echoing - and being added to each day – the report explains in part how England got to this point.
This follow-up report presents findings of a Freedom of Information (FOI) survey on waste management by NHS trusts in England. The survey was conducted by the RCN in spring 2017.
This guide is for RCN members who would like to write an informal piece about something affecting nursing or their specialty through the RCN’s blog pages. It gives clear instruction on how to start a blog, what to include and how to get it published online.
A guide for members who have a responsibility to plan for, or are required to safely meet the health needs for children and young people (CYP) in various settings.
This briefing is intended to provide background information to RCN members across the UK who wish to complete the RCN survey on consent for organ and tissue donation after death. The survey will be open from 15 January to 11 February 2018.